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Residents asked to complete Childcare Needs Assessment survey

The City of Lethbridge is continuing its commitment to supporting families and children with the launch of the Childcare Needs Assessment survey, running until April 2. The assessment aims to find the challenges faced by families and childcare providers and use this information to develop recommendations to support expanding capacity in Lethbridge. The survey is part of a comprehensive, collaborative approach that also includes a childcare provider workshop.

“We are engaging several stakeholders to address a pressing need in our community,” says Logan Bartholow, City Project Planning Lead. “By involving families, childcare providers and other stakeholders, we can develop innovative solutions to enhance both accessibility and quality of local childcare services.”

While childcare legislation and regulation fall under provincial jurisdiction, municipalities can play a crucial role in reducing barriers and supporting the creation of local childcare programs and spaces. A resilient childcare sector also supports broader objectives.

“Expanding capacity contributes to economic development and social equity within the community,” explains Bartholow. “Ensuring greater access to affordable and high-quality childcare allows more parents to participate in the local workforce, enhancing productivity and nurturing a more inclusive society.”

The Childcare Needs Assessment will include recommendations for immediate and long-term needs within Lethbridge.

Results from the survey, along with additional community engagement efforts, will help inform the Childcare Needs Assessment that will be presented to City Council in June.

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